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Absolutely fantastic news! :yahoo:

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Having not ever seen a wessex fly cannot wait to see it fly at a show! Brilliant news for all involved.
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Tom105 wrote:Having not ever seen a wessex fly cannot wait to see it fly at a show! Brilliant news for all involved.

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Congratulations to the Navy Wessex team - hope they are celebrating this tonight. Look forward to seeing it on the circuit next year.
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Great news. I remember seeing a Navy Wessex display at a park fete in Romford in the early/mid 1980's.

Would be good to see one displaying again :smile:

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Great news and congratulations to all involved. Not wishing to steal their thunder but is the Whirlwind still flying? I was hoping to see it at Duxford and it would be great to see them together next season.

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When was the last time we had a flying Wessex in the country as I’m not sure I’ve seen one fly before either?

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UK Wessex's retired in 2002, although 84 sqn. ones (Cyprus) came back to UK the following year.

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Might be even later than that? Was there not one from, iirc, Ghana under overhaul at Biggin a few years ago? I think I recall seeing some grainy mobile phone pics of it in the air a few times between now and 2014, and I think it was on static at last year's show. 9G-AEL, I think it is.

Great news about XT761 - I've been hugely excited about this project for some time. :love:

Edit - found it: https://forum.keypublishing.com/forum/c ... ggin-Hill=

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Be nice to see a Wessex flying again,spent 7 1/2 years working on R.A.F. Wessex, at Hong Kong,Aldergrove and Odiham. :smile: :smile:

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Fantastic! Can't wait to see her.

Not wanting to sound greedy after such a positive announcement; but does anyone know what the current situation is for 9G-AEL?
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Went Wessex flying in 1991 while working at RAF Finningley, and Sea King, Jetstream, VC-10. :biggrin:

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Apparently HACs DH9 has also received its permit to fly and should fly this week (weather permitting).
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Last ever flight of the Wessex in RAF service was 20th Feb. 2003 Brize Norton to Shawbury being the former 84 Sqn ones from Cyprus. There is footage of their retirement ceremony on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k88VvVGi04

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Albion143 wrote:When was the last time we had a flying Wessex in the country as I’m not sure I’ve seen one fly before either?



This summer, at Cosford.

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There was no Wessex flying at Cosford.

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You're right. My mistake on that. I've gotten it confused with something else. (Whirlwind?)

Wessex must have been on static.

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Whirlwind was flying, hehe. :grin:

Easily done, no worries.

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XT761 has flown again! well done to all involved!
[fb-post]https://www.facebook.com/NavyWessex/videos/550638545456752/[/fb-post]
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Wonderful news!

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An historic day at Historic Helicopters!

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that put a big smile on my face, i can tell you :biggrin:
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